Saturday, December 27, 2008

Status 500 when calling any action on a controller

The other day I added a new controller, and any time I browsed to anything in that controller, the web browser displayed a status 500 Internal Server Error.  There was no debug screen.  I looked in the development log file, and this showed up:

/!\ FAILSAFE /!\ Mon Dec 22 14:13:51 -0500 2008
Status: 500 Internal Server Error
wrong number of arguments (1 for 0)

with a full call stack. After digging around Rails code and looking around on the Internet, I finally figured out what the problem is. You can't have a method called send in a controller. After I renamed the send method to something else, everything worked.